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A woman guides a duet bike carrying an older woman with a disability.

Wyleta Rides the Trails with PedNet

In the Spring of 2018, PedNet, a non-profit organization aiming to provide alternative modes of transportation under safe and accessible conditions, launched the Giving Rides program for people with disabilities and the elderly in Columbia, Mo. PedNet is a transportation advocacy group in Columbia that focuses on types of transportation such as biking, walking, and […]

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Raising a Grandchild with Autism

Cornelia Hayes raised four boys into adulthood while working full time for 43 years – some stellar accomplishments and ones deserving of retiring to a life of relaxation and leisure. When you ask Cornelia if she has time to enjoy what retirement offers, she responds, “Very little! We don’t have many of those days.” After […]

Autism Awareness books

BCFR Reading Days

Every April, the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd kicks off the Autism Speaks campaign, Light It Up blue (LIUB).  In support of autism awareness, people all over the world turn the color blue into a symbol representing support of the autism spectrum disorder. From the White House lighting up blue to […]

Nick sitting with his family outdoors.

Every STEP of the Way

When you ask Nick Perso about his job, he immediately starts to grin and gush with pride. Nick is part of the Boone Hospital Center (BHC) family and works twenty hours per week in the hospital cafeteria. Besides restocking silverware, cleaning tables and sweeping floors, Nick is the warm smile that greets BHC staff and […]